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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 17 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEI KEWCPAFEK hsuMl Evtry Week D«y bs th. i,,* 1 * 801 * CITr GLOBE-GAZETTE COJttPANY 1M-13S e«t 8Utt Strett Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS ----- Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEEH - - Advertising Manager «cond-cla« mutter Apru 17, 1930, at th» post- at Maion City, low*, under th« act of March 3. 1878. MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS whlc 1 ", is exclusively entitled to the use lor publication of all news dispatches credited to 1t or not otherwise credited in this pij.>er. and all local new*. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Molnes news and business offices at 405 Shops Buildinc. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Cleir Lake, Mason City and Clear Lake, by th« year j?.oo by the week .. " " OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier ---- $7.00 By mall 6 months Per week by carrier . ...j .15 By mail 3 months Per year by mail ...... $4.00 By mail 1 month OUTSIDE 104 MULE ZONS Per year ---- J6.00 Six month. . .$3.25 Three months. . . .5 .15 $2.25 SI. 25 * .SO Time to Tell What's Next TQETURN of the president from South Americ A * should mean a break in the profound silenc about second term policies which has prevailed sine the election landslide. If not at once, then imme diately after the first of the year, when the ne\ congress meets, Mr. Roosevelt wiL! unquestionably outline his new program, and much speculation i rife about what his announcement will contain. There are evidences that lead toward the gues —it is no more than that—that a slightly more con servative trend may be taken. Chief among them i the retirement of Dr. Tugwell, the former ace brain truster. But the disappearance of Tugwell has no ended the brain trust There are still a number of Prof. Felix Frankfurter's so-called "hot dogs' high in the inner circles. On*balance, however, the probability may be tha the administration will see the next two years as a period of consolidation and organization. A grea deal of "reform" legislation has been passed, an'. much of it was shoved through in a hurry and in a good deal of a mess. The social security act needs fixing badly to make it workable and the surplus tax is a ghastly joke. Even those who accept the principal of these measures realize that in their present state they are unworkable, and must be changed to make them practical. It would be the part of wisdom, probably, for the president now to rest on his laurels, and set his administration to the job of ironing out the wrinkles in the new deal. Some new legislation, perhaps, might be asked to provide the government with powers to put the brakes on the rising speculative boom, which is already threatening to assume dangerous proportions. Perhaps it may be necessary to curb, somehow, the influx of unwanted foreign investments, swelling the unused reserves in banks and creating a basis for inflation, as well as providing a constant threat of collapse by hurried withdrawal at some time of crisis. But on the whole, with the country obviously coming out of the depression, with federal income mounting toward a possible balanced budget, there is no point in further rocking the boc'.t. What Mr. Roosevelt hoped to achieve as president is mainly achieved: The end of depression, the return of prosperity, and the more equal distribution of the good things of life—including security for the common man. In these respects his advance has been general along the front—an adv vnce a little ragged in spots, and needing finh.iing touches rather badly in giv-;n instance. But no new offensive would seen-, to be called for—rather a period of mopping u;i snd re-organization. LOOK OUT >y BELOW * A year's subscription to the Globe-Gazett wouldn't be such a bad Christmas present for som friend or relative who formerly lived in North Iowa Whatever else may be said for or against it, th fact is clear that Britain's "self-imposed press cen sorship" didn't solve the king's love problem. Through the last week of the Wally affair, th Spanish civil war's status was that of suspende animation. Nobody acquainted with the facts would be grudge the University of Iowa a new central li brary. Not least of the possibilities is it that Eddi didn't much like being kir>g anyway. Captain Simpson found no particular importano in being Ernest. Simile: Shortlived as a campaign promise. An Aviation Genius T HE death of Juan de la Cierva in the crash of a Dutch airliner in England removes the'inven- tor of the only fundamental addition to aviation since the. Wright brothers' original discovery. Cierva r s auto-giro introduced a new principle of mechanical flight, completely independent of th< Wrights' airplane, and while the possibilities of hi idea are not yet refined and developed, as the airplane has been in the last 25 years of steady research and commercial use, there is every reason to expect it to play a great part in aviation in the future. About the only thing that Cierva's auto-giro has in common with the airplane is the use of the internal combustion engine to move a propeller. I has no wings in the airplane sense. It is sustained by revolving blades that themselves have no power Its performance in many ways exceeds that of the airplane, since it can rise nearly vertically into the air, can hover, and can descend in a very smal space. No long runs are necessary to get an autogiro off or on the ground. It lacks the speed of the airplane, but it has a great advantage in landing or taking off. The death of the Spanish inventor is regrettable for it will halt the steady progress being made in development of his flight-machine, very likely. That others will take up and carry on his work is inevitable. But the world has lost a great mind, a great practical scientist. Cierva ranks only second to the Wrights in the field of aviation—and it is an ironic fact that his death should come through failure of a machine of the Wright type, in just such an accident as his own device is intended to make impossible. PROS and CONS Two Worthy Proposals T WO proposals that will come before the next congress will have this newspaper's heartiest approval. One would do away with the electoral college system. The other would limit the president to one term of six years. The electoral college is an anachronism which should have been eliminated almost a century and a half ago. In the beginning it was meant that the electoral group would sit in judgment and exercise a clibicc as to candidates. Almost immediately, however, it became perfunctory in its operation. It became an unneeded and loose spoke in the government wheel. It's that today. Principal of the arguments against a second term for the president is that almost from the day that he takes office, his actions and decisions are gauged by considerations of re-election. The system invites, almost compels, that course of action for a failure to win a second term has come to be regarded as something only a little short of disgrace. Witness the case of Mr. Hoover. If the president knew from the day he went into office that it would be six years and out, we are quite sure the effect would be salutary. And so when the roll is called on these two proposals, vote ui yet. Disguised though he may think he is. the cid jzentleman with th« whiskers is still quite easily recognized by Papa «t tbi* jwrticular season ot th» year. ' TAX ON MANUFACTURED FERTILIZER Merrill Gaffney in Waterloo Courier: A distric court decision recently made in Cerro Gordo county held that the state sales tax must be paid on sales of manufactured fertilizer for use on vegetable land A Cerro Gordo county vegetable grower who sought to test the law showed that fertilizers go into farm crops and products, are necessary there, and leave the farm practically in no other way and in the course of the first two years are practically all processed into the foods, feed, milk eggs and animals that leave the farm. The Cerro Gordo man, backed by other vegetable growers and Farm Bureau organizations, maintained that to collect the sales tax on fertilizers is double taxation and without foundation in law. The state argued that fertilizers are not processed but are consumed in building up the soil. The judge held that a farmer or vegetable grower buys fertilizer for growing crops, is not a processor or a buyer for resale within the terms of the law. If the case had depended entirely upon the debate over the function of fertilizer, the vegetable grower might have been upheld. There was more involved than that, however, and the decision is undoubtedly justified by provisions of the law. The next step—a step which will be approved by all lowans interested in seeing that the farmer and vegetable grower are treated fairly—is to amend the law at the next session of the legislature. It is particularly severe on the general farmer who must have credit—consequently can't buy outside the state. Any law that forces lowans to buy outside the state is unwise. OUR VOX POP DRAWS REPLY Webster City Freeman-Journal: Some poor boob vrites in the Mason City Globe-Gazette that "according to the press Roosevelt has made a secret var treaty with Russia, which is under communis- ic starvation enslavement control." That was only election propaganda and it is now time to cut out such foolishness. It is just like much other propaganda, made to order by men employed for that pecific purpose. Nobody believed it before elec- ion, not even its creator and those who circulated t, and nobody with good sense believes it now. WORLD WAR EXPERIENCE RECALLED Philadelphia Dispatch: No intelligent American avors government ownership. Our system of spoils olitics foredooms any effort in that direction. Po- itical control spells corrupt and wasteful control. Me settled all doubts on that head in the case of government-operated railroads during the World ;ar. If we couldn't get efficiency under the spur f patriotism, how may we expect to get it under he aegis of spoils politics? FEW WHO VOTED FOR LANDON! Titonka Topic: Men whom we thought were dyed n the republican party traditions now tell us that iiey voted for Mr. Roosevelt at the last general lection. We do not doubt their word from the ay the count ended in Kossuth county. The ma- ority rules is the democrat way under our consti- ution. And we abide by the decision and accept with complacency. , BACK TO RAILROADS FOR SAFETY Lake Mills Graphic: At the rate people are meeting death on the highways, more and more people are going to look to the railroads for safe transportation, even for distances of a hundred miles and less. It looks like the old story coming true: DAILY SGRAP BOOK by Scott HE SME.LI- FRUtf PLAUBERT/ FRENCH NOVELISf, BEST- -HE-KEPTA. 0£<K DRAWER. FILLE EVIL AWAY UPOK SOLIDIFIED, CHEESE RESEMBLES CEREMONIES STAMP- ISSUED CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CI.ENDENING, M. D. "Give the cow enough rope and she will choke herself." That's about what is happening to motor traffic. WAR'S STILL THE SAME OLD WAR Charles City Press: There is much talk about humanizing war, a high sounding phrase, but war is war and one can make nothing else out of it. There is only one deiirution to the word, and Sherman covered the whole story: "War is hell/' A TIME FOR CLEAR THINKING Lakota Record: Now, when there is no political campaign to prejudice our thoughts is the time for intelligent thought in order that we may be able to choose leaders in the future more intelligently than we have in the past. WALLACE IS NO DEMOCRAT Ackiey World-Journal: Wallace is drawing a salary under a democratic administration, but no democrat has ever been heard to refer to him as such. Roosevelt's successor.' The suggestion would make a horse laugh. ALL THAT IT PROVES MarshaUtown Times-Republican: H. G. Wells comes out in defense of Edward and Mrs. Simpson. Which proves only that Wells has his opinions and the same right to them as every other person has, SUGGESTION TO G. O. P. Whittemore Champion: It looks to us as though ths only decent thing the republican party can do is to move its national headquarters up to Vermont— such devotion is worthy of some recognition., WHO GETS THE LIQUOR? Luverne News: We read where any liquor sent through the mails is to be confiscated by the postmaster. Now we are interested. Who gets it after it is confiscated? Is it the postmaster? HOLDING HIS BREATH Dumont Journal: I'll breathe' a sigh of relief when and if Roosevelt gets back to this country vithout saying something to mix us up in a nice :ociable war. PHYSICIAN WRITES OF OWN DEATH I7E HAD a report in the newspapers recently of '• a doctor who wrote an account of his sensa- ions while he was dying. Dr. Harold Henry Beier- meister, a retired physician of Needham, Mass., had n attack of angina pectoris. He lay down on the dtchen floor of his home with pencil and paper and a hot water bottle and began to describe his sensations from time to time. At 8 p. m. he wrote, "Angina? Psuedo? Raising right hand over head . . . hot water . . . relief. Angina . . . pain returning three to five minutes . . gradual and gradual letup. "At 9 p. m.: Tight, tearing pain . . . bronchial spasm over point of sternum (breastbone.) "At 9:15 p. m,: Spasm under breastbone. Pain in left arm.'f Later: "My arms identical to Qr. Ctene).mn f paralysis "at elbows." - '• " ' Later: "Closing trachea." When his sister came in a little later, she found him dead. This is probably as near a description of a complete attack of angina pectoris as we will ever get. Many physicians have described diseases in their own person and added greatly to our knowledge thereby. The -first account of hay fever was that written by John Bostock, a doctor who described his own case. I have in my files a wonderful description of a lifetime with migraine in his own person described by Dr. Sidney Kuh. Also a description of practically a lifetime of angina by Dr. E. Fletcher Ingalls of Chicago. The last words Dr. Ingalls wrote were, "The pain finally attacks the vagus and the heart is stopped, stung to death by pain." A month after this was published, Dr. In- EARLIER DAYS FKOM GLOBE-GAZETTE Fn,ES OBSERVING Thirty. Years Anna Holanan has gone to Waukon to spend the holidays with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Craven of Beloit, Wis., arrived in the city yesterday, for a holiday visit. J. C. Stoddard has returned from a business visit at Cuba City, Wis. Daisy Culver left today for her home at Huntington, Ind., following a visit in the city. Fremont S. Gibson has returned from North Dakota where he transacted a big land deal, ' B. J. Kearney left today for a visit with Mrs, Kearney at Chicago. Arthur O'Green is visiting in Chicago for a few days. Please Take Note: White Cane Is Badite of Blind wish this little item could be read by every person in every home in North Iowa. It has to do with whit canes and >heir significance. They are the distinctive badge of oui blind population and, as such should be recognized and respected by every sighted person, in a sympathetic but not a maudlin sympathetic way. . A letter from W. A. W. contains the information that every person should have. I am reproducing the letter, with one name stricken, and appealing-' to everybody who reads it to bring it to the attention of at least one other person who might not see it: "Last evening as I was going home I saw —•—• who, as you know, is blind. He was attempting to cross the street at Federal avenue and Second street north. He has one of the white canes given to him by the Lions club. "As I watched him go across the street I concluded that the Dublic is not very well informed of the use of the white cane by :he blind, and it appealed to me that you might be' willing to assist a little by giving the public information a:; to the type of cane and when it is used, it is used by a blind person. "I have watched this good cit- zen many times and he travels around wonderfully well all alone, ie got into a jam last night on account of the switch in traffic ights and it was the switch that caused me to notice that the mo- orist did not altogether under- ;tand the cane." "Could you assist in giving the public the right idea about this?" )ne Theory as to Why 'wo States Lead Iowa have a friend who offers this interesting explanation of why Iowa is sur- _>assed this year in its highway safety showing (based on accidents compared with gasoline consumption) by only two states, North Dakota and Rhode Island. "In North • Dakota," he holds, "the roads are so rough that speed galls was dead. A graphic account, although fictional, is that in the story called "The Surgeon Talks" in "Round the Red Lamp:" "Men die of the diseases which they have studied most. , . , You couldn't have a clearer case than that of poor old Walker of St. Christo- Twenty Years Ago— Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jay have returned from a few days visit in Minneapolis. LONDON—Greece replied to allies' 1 ultimatum by saying it accepts the demands'made as it is desirous of giving manifest proof of its sincere and friendly .feeling- for the.,entente. Transfer of materials northward will cease at once, and ; no hostile movement of troops will occur, the reply !said. Lieut. Hanford MacNider returned today from Brownsville, Tex., where his company is stationed. He will be at home until after the holidays. Wava Bowen left last night for Minneapolis where she will spend the holidays. R, F. O'Dcnnell, county agent, returned last night from New Providence where he acted as judge at a colt show. yesterday. pher's. Walker was one of the best men in Europe on nervous disease. I was his clinical as- EDITOR'S MAIL BAG FROM A LOU MALLORY LUKE FAN GARNER— Lou Mallory Luke' ( ? old lady was to "ear a gown of cloth and gold, but — The gown that I shall wear When I get old and have grey hair Shall be of red, a lustrous hue Of velvet rich, both fine and new. 'Twill match the rose which in my garden grew. sistant at the time. Walker was lecturing on loco- motor ataxia to a wardful of youngsters. He was explaining that one of the early signs of the complaint was that the patient could not put his heels together with his eyes shut without staggering. As rie spoke, he suited the action to the word. I don't suppose the boys noticed anything. I did, and so did he, though he finished his lecture without a sign. "When it'was over he came into my room and Ut a cigaret. " 'Just run over my reflexes, Smith,' said he. "There was hardly a trace of them left. I tapped away at his knee-tendon, and might as well have tried to get a jerk out of that soft-cushion. He stood with his eyes shut again, and he swayed like a bush in the wind. "It took five years to kill him, and he stood it well. He kept an admirable record of his own symptoms, and worked out the eye changes more fully than has ever been done. When the ptosis got very bad he would hold his eyelid up with one hand while he wrote. Then, when he could not co-ordinate his muscles to write, he dictated to his nurse. Ten Years Ago — Dixie Willson, who has just completed the script "Here Y'Are Brother" for film production, is spending the holidays with friends and relatives in the city. Home for the holidays are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Babcock, Florence Barbour, George Baird, Carl W. Babcock, Helene Bright, Sherman Brose, L. M. Carragher, Wayne Caward, Robert Chambers, Marian Church, Lois Connelly, Allin Dakin, Katherine Dakin, Madelene Donnelly, Donald Elder, Phillip Foster, Richard Foster, Merrill Gaffney, Louise Foster, Charles Grippen, Donna Hindal, Delavan Holman, Jay Houlahan, Ruth Irons, Emil Koerber, Charles McConncll, Martha Mickey, Adeline McGuire, Kenneth Morton, Myrtle Oilman, Horace Parker, 1 Frederick Schneller, Lynn Tiss, Winifred Van Ness, Wayne Wilson and George Woo'druff, all students at the state university at Iowa City. ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASL1N So died, age 45." in the odour of science, James Walker, TOMORROW CLAAK KINNAIBD CITY AND COUNTRY LIKE the city . . . it's a grand place to be. . 1 like the mass of it. I like the movement of it. I like its beauty and I like even its ugliness. ... I like the feel of being a part of so huge a thing. . . I like the parks, the zoos, the high sky-flouting structures, the trains rushing in, the great ships sliding out. ... I like the speed of it. I like even its traffic jams. I like the paintings, .the sculpture, the music of on the highways is automatically barred. And Rhode Island is so smal! that by the time a fellah gets up speed, he's crossed the line into either Connecticut or Massachusetts to have his accident" It sounds ra;her plausible—if you don't think about it too long. At any rate, there's satisfaction in the knowledge that, bad as we are here in Iowa in the matter of highway recklessness, there are 45 states which are worse. One Theory M to Why Negroes Excel in Games have wondered—and I'm sure others have—why it is that Negroes have held the records In so many branches of sport these later years. The mathematics is all against them— about 12 or 15 to 1—but the colored boys go on finishing first in the top-flight competition. Why. is it? I can't answer. But I read a most interesting theory on the subject the other day from the pen of Robert Quillen, known to Globe-Gazette readers as the mind back of Aunt Het. He insists that the Negro boys are the beneficiaries of an "underdog" psychology. To quote: "They belong to an underdog race. Given a chance to compete on even terms, they make it a desperately serious business and try harder than anybody else. That explains' why country boys and nobodies get to the top of the heap in big cities, while the sons of wealth, equally gifted and bet- .er trained, never amount to anything. "And it explains, in large measure, why the Japanese are winning in every field they enter. The under-dog among nations, regarded as an inferior race, dreadfully crowded in a land without resources, they are -licking the world simply because they work larder, endure more, plan better and keep everlastingly trying while other people, such as we are, go our easy, wasteful, hap- lazard. supercilious way, foclish- y feeling superior and thus ask- ng for the licking that Fate has in pickle for us. "What has all of this to do with you? It has a double-barreled moral. When you're top-dog, watch yourself constantly to avoid the silly think-who-I-am attitude that invites and deserves defeat. When you are under-dog, stiffen your backbone by remembering that the over-confidence ot the top- • dog has made him soft and easy to lick." Santa's Memory Was Just Bit Faulty, It Appears wouldn't have believed it but G. S. swears it happened in a Mason City store one day recently and that his wife overheard it. "What do you want for Christmas, little man?" asked Santa Claus. "You old fool," came the wholly unexpected reply, "I told you what I want over at (naming another Mason City store.)" Answers to Questions By PRKDERJC J. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE—A reader can jftl the answer to »ny quefttlon of ffcet by writing lh». MMOH City Gtobe-G«z*ttf« Information Bureau, fttttric J. Ha»kin. Director. WisniniCoir. D. C. Pleu* »en4 Uire» <3) eenii ftiitft In reply. List the large C. F. cities in Spain. a great city the glittering shop windows, the Notable Births—William H. Standley, b. 1872, retired admiral U. S. N., who performed distinguished services as an American delegate to international naval conferences. . . . Walter W. Head, b. 1880, St." Louis insurance executive and national Boy Scout leader. . . . Frank O. Salisbury, b. 1874, portrait painter. . . . William I. Meyers, b. 1891, first governor of the farm credit administration . . . Francis variety of it, the panorama of races in its crowds, the rush of the fire engines, the movement of the crowds in the morning and again at night, the newsboys and the street peddlers and the tourists, and the arrogance of the pretty ladies. And I like it at night, when it's all dark up there and all bright down here, and on a wet night the black streets shine so beautifully and the advertising signs make such loveliness against that blackness. ... I like the roar and force, of the city. But I like the country, of it, the natural beauty of it. I like the comfort . . I like the wide green fields, the tall, towering hills. . . . The changing charm of the landscape at: dawn, at dusk. . . . The scream of a hawk, even the slow drift of a buzzard in the air. . . . The cluck of the hens, the barking of dogs, the whir of the quail, the moo of Burton Harrison, b. 1873, one time governor-general the mildly impatient cattle. of the Philippines who lately became a Philippine citizen. Paul Siple, b. 1908. Boy Scout member of the Byrd Antarctic expedition, now a biologist. I shall dine with children tweet Who shall be always clean and neat And from their, lisping lips shall A little "Thank You" prayer. And »o in rich content, my life if spent. MRS. LID A Dec. 18, 1787—-As ; New' Jersey ratified'the fed- ederal constitution and thereby became the third state, for the first time it became legal in the U. S. for women to vote. The New Jersey state constitution enfranchised women; it was the first colony or state to do so. It was also the first political unit in the world to-revoke women's suffrage: It repealed this clause of the constitution in 1806, the electorate having decided equal rights were a failure! Dec. 18, 1799—George Washington was buried at, Mt Vernon.' Not in the vault in which his tomb is today, but tai im earlier fmmilr tomb on the estate. I like the quiet rhythms of the country. ... I like its seclusion. ... I like its solidity and even its loneliness. I like the bare trees in winter, the sweet green of spring. . ; . I like the independence of the country 'man, the way he works, the way he endures his disappointments and reaps his harvests, too. I like the closeness to the stars and the winds and the rain. . ,•. I like the strength and the health of the country. Madrid, 1,003,00-P inhabitants before the present ;siege; Barcelona, 1,060,000; Valencia, 341,500; Seville, 236,000; Malaga, 200,000; Zaragoza, 134,000: Bilbao, 171,000; Murcia, 164,000; Granada, 122,700; Cordoba, 112,200. Is it true, the Berkeley school Bees were undefeated for 15 or 16 years? F. J. K. The Berkeley high school Bees football team played 108 games without defeat. The team began- in 1923 and the first defeat since then was on Sept. 17, 1936. What was the value in American money of the Napoleon, a sold coin of France? H. M. Worth about $3.86. It was a 20 Iranc piece, bearing the head of the Emperor Napoleon. When was Eurene Debs » presidential candidate? V. F. In 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920. How cook onions to minimize he odor? H. K. Onions boiled in a large amount of salted water have very little <;meli if the water is changed several times while they are boiling. What trees anii flowers grew in Palestine in Bible times? E. S. The International Bible, Encyclopedia lists the following as growing in gardens in Palestine in Bible times: Oleander, vitex (species of verbena), plane, carob, hawthorn, sumach, laurel, broom, myrtle, buglos, scabiosa, squills, thistles, acacia, arbutus, oleaster, styras (mack orange), Judas tree, caper, rockrose, villosus (poppy), crocus, cyclamen, narcissi, anemones, ranunculus, gladioli, iris, i orchids, flax and borage. Are there many communist? and socialists among 1 student bodies of the well known 'colleges? J- W. A poll taken at Harvard shows that there are 105 communists and socialists among its students., Other polls show: University fornia, 270; Yale, 121; Dartmouth, 107; Williams, 34; Princeton,, 64; Columbia, 197; University of Chicago, 411. Who icave the statue of Rochambeau to U. S.? R. L. T. Looney, the Burgoo King, for the excellence of the food and the masterly manner in which he conducted the feeding arrangements today. In compliment to him and to perpetuate his title. I am goinu to name a good two year old, Burgoo King. How many different sounds in the English language? A. N. But 44 sounds, yet they are represented by about 500 letters and combinations of letters. Why is the Blue Grotto on the Isle of Capri so called? E. H. Because the light, reflected in passing through the water at the cave's mouth, causes the interior to appear blue. How many Junior Birdmea? F. W. Over 400,000 boys, 10 to 21. I did not know what the middle initial in my father's name stood for. Will this make trouble in the blank I filled out as an employe under the social security »ctT W. D. This wil'. make no difference Names of the parents are for identification purposes. How many secretaries and attaches allowed a member of congress? H. K. Each representative is allowed $5,000 for clerk hire. Of this, not more than $3,900 may be pajd to any one person. Each senator is El- lowed a secretary having a salary of $3,900 and three clerks whose salaries range from ?1,800 to $2,800 a year. 1937 HOME ALMANAC I wish I were two people instead of one. ONE MINUTE PULPIT—A fool despiseth his father's instruction: But he that regardeth reproof is prudent—Proverb,*, 15:5. The French republic. It stands in Lafayette square in Washing- Ion, and way unveiled wilh ceremony by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. How did Col. E. R. Bradley's horse, Burgoo King:, get his name? H. J. On Nov. 17, 1930, Colonel Bradley was holding a one-day charity race meet on his private track at Idle Hour farm, Lexington, Ky. There was an unprecedented attendance of some 7,000 which caused some difficulty in the food arrangements. James Looney. the Burgoo King, provided the feast and that afternoon Colonel Bradley paid tribute to him a* follows: I wish especially to thank Jan** The Globe-Gazette makes it possible for every one oi its readers to have a dependable almanac for 1937. The new edition of Uncle Sam's Almanac will be enlarged in size, and will be the most complete home almanac ever issued in this country for the mere cost and carrying charge of a dime. It will answer hundreds of everyday questions about the government, weather, sports, pets, and stars. If you send in your order now your name will be listed and you will receive copy just before the new year. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haksin. director, Washington, D. C. I enclose 10 cents in com (carefully wrapped) for Uncle Sair.'s Almar.ii c. Name Street City . State (Mail to Washington, IX C.)

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